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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 04-10-2015 12:55 PM 1124 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I blogged or did a project! About 4 years. All this time I have been wanting to get back to it, and been missing the online woodworking community; seeing others’ projects, interacting with other woodworkers from all over the world, and receiving wisdom and encouragement from everyone! So, if any of my old friends are reading this…I’m back! Blogging this is I hope forcing me to come back online to LJ and into the shop.

If anyone is wondering why I fell off the face of the earth, I had a very close call—and almost married the wrong guy for me—I had the courage to call off the wedding about a week before it happened. And I have some great friends I can thank for pushing me to this. Since then I have changed a lot and moved (within Jerusalem) a few times.

About a year and a half ago, I met the RIGHT guy. My sister set me up an online dating profile without telling me and chose him and the rest is history (I am certainly not annoyed at her anymore!). His name is Sim and he also has some woodworking under his belt (he built a boat in middle school!). He is a wonderful partner and has really encouraged me to get back into woodworking. We moved to a place and he insisted the spare bedroom be a workshop! We are getting married in June, and though there’s a lot to do for the wedding, I really need some shop time!

Anyway, hope that’s not an over-share! I am still in the middle of my Roubo, and I decided to make another few Rietveld chairs. I spent a few hours in the shop cleaning up my tools and getting organised. Of course, I spent some time (more than I care to say!) being frustrated at my cutlist and wanting to give up. Sim has been very encouraging, and I appreciate that! So, I am going to pore over my cutlist again and try to make some progress. If you’ve read this far, I thank you :)

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor



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#1 posted 04-10-2015 01:00 PM

Shalom,Naomi!
It is very good to read from you again.

“If anyone is wondering why I fell off the face of the earth, I had a very close call—and almost married the wrong guy for me—I had the courage to call off the wedding about a week before it happened. And I have some great friends I can thank for pushing me to this.”

That is in fact good news, better to prevent than to try to repair.

“married in June”
Mazel Tov

-- Bert

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 01:04 PM

double posting

-- Bert

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 01:10 PM

Congratulations – on all counts.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 01:16 PM

Thanks, Bert and David!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 02:37 PM

Naomi, glad to see you back! And great news on finding Mr. Right. Looking forward to see you make some saw dust!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 02:35 AM

Best Wishes Naomi and have fun making your Roubo!

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#7 posted 04-11-2015 01:58 PM

Nice to see you back.
I had two of these close calls during the last ten years… Once I canceled a wedding also, the other was just a disaster tour, so yes I know the twist…
Life works in funny ways.
What was the name of that site? Smiles.
No happy single at the moment here.
Look forward to see what you come up with or just see a comment from time to time.
Best thoughts and all the best wishes for the both of you,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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